Deputy Director, World Trade Center Health Registry
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Location: New York, New York
Type: Full Time
Chiefs / Directors / Dept. Heads
Internal Number: 472923
DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE
Job Posting Notice
Job ID 472923
Business Title Deputy Director, World Trade Center Health Registry
Civil Service Title CITY RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Title Classification Non-Competitive
Job Category Health, Policy, Research & Analysis
Career Level Experienced (non-manager)
Work Location 30-30 47TH AVE
Division/Work Unit World Trde Centr Hlth Registry
# of Positions 1
Title Code No 21744
Proposed Salary Range $ 96,772.00 - $111,288.00 (Annual)
As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.
The World Trade Center Health Registry (WTCHR) was created in 2002 to monitor and evaluate the physical and mental health impact on more than 71,000 persons exposed to the September 11, 2001 disaster. Housed within the Division of Epidemiology in a renowned and dynamic agency, the Registry's research influences national policies concerning healthcare for those who survived the attacks and contributes novel epidemiologic findings to the post-disaster public health literature. The Registry is funded by a federal grant from NIOSH's World Trade Center Health Program.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
As co-PI, ensure compliance with IRB-approved protocols and co-author annual core Registry IRB protocol renewals. Develop and implement protocols and submit protocols to the IRB for approval as needed. Respond to funder requests. Approve content and release of all mass communications to enrollees. Assist the Director in day-to-day management of the Registry, including oversight of PS and OTPS resources to meet grant and agency objectives.
Conduct scientific program management by serving as the Registry's Project Manager. Lead preparation of grant progress reports, annual funding renewals, and carryover requests. Develop budgets, PS and OTPS budget justifications, and research plan summaries. Monitor progress of grant deliverables, provide guidance to unit and sub-unit managers, and trouble-shoot potential bottlenecks and delays as needed.
Serve as a senior scientist. Participate in decisions and approvals of proposed new studies, surveys, and manuscripts. Review protocols and other materials as needed and provide feedback to staff. Make recommendations for staff professional development. Serve as lead and/or co-author on scientific manuscripts and presentations.
Supervise and mentor the Panel Maintenance (PM) Unit Manager and indirectly supervise 5 PM research analysts and coordinators. Provide advice and guidance to ensure the unit meets its annual grant and agency priorities.
Supervise and mentor the Confidentiality Coordinator and serve as one of two Registry Designated Confidentiality Coordinators.
Oversee staff confidentiality trainings, access rights to Registry data, and periodic reviews and enhancements of security and confidentiality protocols.
Review all external data requests prior to release to ensure security and confidentiality protocols have been followed. Participate in discussions with the IRB chair and preparation of reports as needed.
Provide guidance as needed in the preparation of Data Use Agreements and other legal data agreements and approvals from NYC DOHMH General Counsel's Privacy Officer and external entities.
Assist the Director in oversight of the Registry's IT/Systems Unit. Provide guidance to assist the unit in meeting its annual grant and agency priorities.
Conduct other activities as needed.
Prepare and deliver verbal and written reports of activities at Registry and Division meetings, and at other Agency and NIOSH meetings as requested.
As needed, oversee special projects, serve on hiring committees, develop and implement new initiatives and policies to enhance Registry day-to-day operations, and communicate and collaborate with internal and external partners.
Minimum Qual Requirements
For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.
To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:
A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.
Project management and supervisory experience
Keen ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments
Ability to work independently and exercise a high degree of initiative to manage staff, project manage strategies, accomplish tasks and solve problems
Excellent interpersonal, collaborative and team skills is a must
Strong written and oral communication skills are required.
**IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:
Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.
Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.
Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)
Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.
If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.
The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.
All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your resume that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program.
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer